Lawrence College, Murree

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Lawrence College Ghora Gali Murree
Lawrence College Murree Badge.jpg
Ghora Gali, Murree, Punjab
Type Nonstate boarding school
Motto Never Give In
Established 1860
Founder Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence
Principal Brig (R) Mujahid Alam
Number of students 750 (approx.)
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Affiliation BISE RWP

Lawrence College is situated in Murree Tehsil, Punjab, Pakistan. Lawrence College located in the foothills of the Himalayas and Pir Panjal at a height of about 1950 metres (6395 feet) above sea level, covering an area of 150 acres (61 ha). GG is 4 km from Murree and 57 km from Islamabad.


Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence KCB (28 June 1806 – 4 July 1857) .

Sir Henry Lawrence was the force behind the Lawrence Schools of South Asia. He was born in 1806 in Ceylon and educated at Foyle College in Derry and then Addiscombe Military Seminary. He joined the East India Company, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the Bengal Artillery.

While engaged in matters of concern to the British Raj like the revenue system, the canal system, and roads, the worry that was always with him was the future of the orphans of British soldiers. This worry took the form of the four asylums.

Senior School

The Sanawar and Mount Abu were constructed and commissioned in the lifetime of Sir Henry Lawrence, while Ghora Gali came into being in his memory, with a major contribution from his family.

The Status[edit]

  • Henry Lawrence Memorial Asylum 1859
  • Lawrence School 1910
  • Lawrence College 1927
  • Pine Hills College 1973
  • Ghora Gali College 1978
  • Lawrence College Murree 1986

The Name[edit]

Changing its name to Pine Hills College in 1973, Ghora Gali College in 1979 and then back to Lawrence College Ghora Gali Murree in 1986, was undoubtedly a big set back to the college from many angles but it still has maintained its name among the top public schools of the country.

Logo & Motto[edit]

Before 1920, the School Crest used to be an Eagle poised for flight, with the motto ‘Onwards and Upwards’. The present logo is an adaptation of the Lawrence Coat of Arms, granted to the college in 1926, by Sir Alexander Hutchison Lawrence, the eldest son of Sir Henry. "Never Give In" is the motto of the college, being the last instructions of Sir Henry Lawrence while dying at the Lucknow Residency.


  • Brig. (R) Mujahid Alam (June 2013 – Present)
  • Brig.(R) Abdul Hafeez SI(M)(Feb 2012–April 2013)
  • Air Cdre.(R) Farooq H.Kiyani (2002–2012)
  • Noor Mohammad Khan (1997–2002)
  • Brian Robert Manthorp(Bob Manthorp)(1996-1996)
  • Prof.Mohammad Asif Malik, (Pride of Performance) (1990–1995)
  • Brig.Saeed Ahmad (1986–1990)
  • Brig.Shaukat Khurshid Ahmed (1981–1986)
  • Brig.Sayed Safdar Nawab (1977–1981)
  • Brig.(R) Mohammad Rafiq (1973–1977)
  • Lt Col(R) A.Hameed Ibrahim (1966–1973)
  • Michael Lindsay Charlesworth (1961–1966)
  • Shaikh Moinuddin (1958–1961)
  • H.L.O Flecker (1955–1958)
  • Ch.Abdul Hamid (1952–1955)
  • S.T.Thurely (1949–1952)
  • H.L.Edwards (1948–1949)
  • A.S.Collier (1946–1948)
  • Canon W. Francis Cotton (1934–1946)
  • Rev. W.T.Wright (1922–1934)
  • Rev. W Eyre Walker (1921–1922)
  • Rev. Wightwick (1910–1921)
  • Rev. H.W.Bush (1909–1910)
  • Rev. C.H.Browne (1908–1909)
  • Rev. W.H.G Padfield (1904–1908)
  • Rev. G.C.Peake (1874–1904)
  • Rev. Smithswhite (1868–1873)
  • Rev. B.Dexter (1863–1868)
  • Rev. H.W.Tebernacle (1860–1863)

Notable alumni[edit]

Armed Forces of Pakistan[edit]

Politicians and Civil Servants[edit]

Journalists, Artists and Authors[edit]


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